Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the Maintenance Co-ops Project Team!

As those who came to our conference in York at the end of November last year will have heard, 2014 was a busy year for the MCP Team. It was largely spent getting know our areas, holding launch events and training sessions, and working with local volunteers to set up our first Co-op groups.

For those who couldn’t make it to York to hear about what we’ve been doing, the presentations are all now available to watch on YouTube (click here to view them). In addition to updates from the MCP team, they include our guest speakers too. This means lots of really useful tips and advice ranging from the costs and benefits of opening your building to visitors, to caring for your churchyard, and applying for faculty.

2015 promises to be just as busy, with newly formed co-ops across the country getting ready to undertake baseline surveys and put maintenance plans into action. The Melbury Team in the South West, for example, are gearing up for a gutter clear day at St Osmond Church, Evershot; and in Lincolnshire, volunteers will be learning all about how to deal with damp at St Andrews Church, Sausthorpe. Check out our events page for full details of all upcoming events.